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Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Peoria DUI defense lawyer

Peoria DUI Defense Lawyer

Amidst an unexpected and devastating DUI (Driving Under the Influence) offense, consulting with a Peoria DUI defense lawyer at the Ramos Law Office, P.C. can be one of the best decisions you could make. Jason Ramos, the firm’s head DUI defense attorney in Peoria, IL, has a reputation for defending those individuals charged with a DUI or DWI (Driving While Impaired).

Early in his career, Jason Ramos served as prosecuting attorney for the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office. Years later he left his prosecuting attorney position to practice defending those people accused of the same crimes he once prosecuted. Mr. Ramos’ experience as both a prosecuting attorney and Peoria DUI defense lawyer has proved invaluable for clients in many circumstances. As a result of his exceptional advocacy, attorney Ramos is recognized as an aggressive trial lawyer and effective negotiator with a precise understanding of how the prosecuting side works.

Whether the case is a serious felony or common misdemeanor, Ramos Law Office, P.C., is committed to providing cost-effective DUI defense counsel at reasonable legal fees.

Contact Peoria DUI defense attorney Jason Ramos for a Free Consultation. Call: 309-679-9363

We are all guilty of making mistakes, and even what can seem like a simple mistake can evolve into what feels like the end of the world. Dealing with a DUI charge can be highly stressful, time consuming, and expensive. If you are challenged with DUI charge, you can benefit from consulting with one of the most accomplished DUI defense lawyers in the Peoria, Illinois region.

A professional attorney who dedicates his or her practice to such criminal defense cases can help to minimize charges. Jason Ramos has been practicing the laws pertaining to DUI’s as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney for over 10 years. He is now a highly sought Peoria DUI defense attorney who is dedicated to learning as much about this area of law as possible.

Illinois Drunk Driving Laws

The blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for Illinois drunk driving laws start at a .08% BAC. This makes it illegal for anyone to drive at a BAC level of .08 percentage BAC. In addition, Illinois DUI laws enforce a strict “Zero” tolerance policy for individuals under the age of 21 years who have been caught driving under the influence of alcohol. Some exceptions may apply to certain groups who may consume alcohol if it pertains to a specific religious ceremony, or if a prescribed medicine contains alcohol.

However, even with regulated exceptions, the absolute legal limit for a driver is a BAC of .08%. If an individual is charged with a DUI offense in Illinois, the first conviction may result in the suspension of his or her driver’s license for a minimum of 1 year. Depending on the nature of the DUI, the penalty also may include a fine of up to $2,500 as well as imprisonment for up to one year. An additional mandatory minimum fine of $1,000 and 25 days of community service is included if the person was transporting an individual under the age of 16 at the time of the violation.

In the instance of a second drunk driving conviction in the State of Illinois, a defendant can have his or her licensed suspended for a minimum of 5 years. In addition, second time DUI offenses must serve 5 days in jail or 240 days of community service. In more extreme cases, some individuals may receive a maximum fine of up to $2,500 and up to 1 year in jail for a second DUI conviction in Illinois. An additional fine of up to $25,000 and potentially 1-3 years of prison may be added if the individual was transporting a person under the age of 16 at the time of the violation.

Is it Possible to Fight a DUI Charge in Illinois?

Every case is unique, and although no criminal defense attorney can guarantee a favorable outcome, several possible defenses exist to DUI cases. Such DUI defenses include but are not limited to the following:

  • An illegal stop of the defendant’s vehicle
  • The law enforcement official performed an illegal search
  • The standard field sobriety tests were inaccurate
  • The breath test was inaccurate for a variety of reasons
  • Failure to observe a speedy trial demand
  • Police or hospital blood test were not accurate
  • Breath test operator’s license was expired
  • Failure to prove that the defendant was driving
  • Using expert witnesses to discount the State’s case
  • Lack of probable cause to make an arrest
  • Defendant has specific medical and health problems
  • Drinking after the defendant drove
  • Violation of the statute of limitations

If you have reason to believe that one or more of these defenses could apply to a case you’re dealing with, we advise you to call us immediately. Often times establishing a strong case hinges on timely, immediate action from the defendant. Call us for your free consultation: Call: 309-679-9363

Why Peoria DUI Defense Attorney Jason Ramos?

Peoria DUI defense attorney Jason Ramos has completed the same field sobriety test course that Illinois law enforcement officials must take. Mr. Ramos’ experience with this test has enabled him to effectively challenge the officer’s version in court. Attorney Jason Ramos is also a member of the National College of DUI Defense, Inc.

This organization is a professional, non-profit corporation committed to improving the criminal defense bar and the dissemination of information to the public about DUI Defense Law as a specialty area of law practice. Speak with a DUI defense lawyer in Peoria, IL with the skills and experience to handle your DUI or DWI case. Attorney Jason Ramos understands the prosecution’s side and can help ensure that they don’t see the upper hand in your case.

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